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"Now the geopolitics of peak oil is necessarily the fabrication and negotiation of an image of the world from which Modern plastic has been withdrawn, because soon it is no longer feasible to manufacture. In that world, existing plastic retrieved from landfills can only be re-re-recycled. But to imagine the world denuded of new plastic first requires a model in which the agency of oil has been conceptualized and formalized, such that effects of the agency of oil (now subtracted through the imminent exhaustion of pre-Holocene deposits) can be differentiated, perceived and predicted. But because Plastic and plasticity are already deeply pervasive, foundational procedures of the world, that abstraction of agency, while absolutely necessary and critical, is nevertheless indissociable from arbitrary eschatology."
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